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Table 1 CT clinical indications

From: Diagnostic Reference Levels based on clinical indications in computed tomography: a literature review

Anatomical area Clinical indication
Head: nci 6 Acute stroke
Haemorrhage/aneurysms/arteriovenous malformations
Metastases/cerebral abscess
Trauma
Cholesteatoma
Sinusitis
Cervical (spine and neck): nci 3 Fracture
Disk pathology
Adenopathy/abscesses
Chest: nci 5 Lung cancer
Interstitial lung disease
Pulmonary embolism
Coronaries (CTC angiography)
Coronaries (calcium scoring)
Abdomen: nci 6 Liver metastases
Abscess
Kidney stones/colic
Kidney tumour/colic
Acute abdomen
Pancreas adenocarcinoma
Abdomen-pelvis: nci 5 Abscess/lymphadenopathy
Virtual colonoscopy (polyps/tumour)
Abdominal aorta angiography
Colic
Occlusion
Chest-abdomen-pelvis: nci 3 Tumour
Infectious
Oncologic follow-up